Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 228,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
SpaandanB Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 228,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,082,010

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Principe Productions Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
T’ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oregon Military Museum Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Training Network Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 534,950

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13110 records found.